The Democrats have been struggling to craft a cohesive message over the impeachment of Trump. Many democrats in swing seats are worried about showing support for the impeachment proceedings.
Pelosi has told democrats to use pre-approved words and phrases repeatedly as part of her strategy to bolster public support and show a united front within her party. These words include: “betrayal,” “abuse of power,” and “national security.”
Leader of the House Nancy Pelosi has been rejecting calls within her own party for months to begin impeachment proceedings against the President. However she may now find herself in a high stakes game with could cost her her job and give Trump a second term.
Now that she has began proceedings failure to deliver will be seen has unacceptable by the radicals within her party. And with the President saying he will release the transcript of his conversation with the Ukrainian President things might very soon turn uncomfortable for Pelosi.
Furthermore the first casualty of any investigation may be Biden himself. If it found that he did use his influence to help his son, it will cost him his chance in the 2020 elections. Even if he has done nothing wrong the appearance that his son has built a highly profitable career free-riding on his VP father’s back will sit very uncomfortable with progressives across the nation.
Trump’s policy on dealing with Xi Jinping ’s China has seen Chinese tech firms placed on an “entry list”. This has stopped US firms doing business with these Chinese firms, and thus hampering their ability to advance Chinese development of AI and machine learning.
However, Trump is keen to strike a trade deal before the next election. This could see him remove Huawei from the entry list, as part of a future deal. This could prove disastrous to the US economy long term.
The next fight is over who controls 5G technology. If Trump holds his nerve US companies have the technology to control the market. However is Huawei accesses US technology they could control the market.
Democratic New York Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s “Green Deal” is more about the overhaul of the US economy than it is about climate change. This was the surprise admission made by Saikat Chakrabarti, Ocasio-Cortez’s Chief of Staff.
“The interesting thing about the Green New Deal, is it wasn’t originally a climate thing at all,” Chakrabarti said to Inslee’s climate director, Sam Ricketts.
“Do you guys think of it as a climate thing?” Because we really think of it as a how-do-you-change-the-entire-economy thing,” Chakrabarti added.
The “Green Deal” has some radical left-wing proposals. For example the end of fossil fuels within 10 years, a basic income program, universal health care, and job guarantees.
The proposal also calls for “social, economic, racial, regional and gender-based justice and equality and cooperative and public ownership.”
It has been estimated that the “Green Deal” could cost $98 trillion over a decade.
During a heated debate on abortion funding Rep. Norma Torres (D-CA) said she was sick of “sex-starved” men voicing opinions on woman’s issues. Torres believes pro-life men should not have a voice in the abortion debate, as it is a solely a women issue. The outburst occurred during a debate on the spending bill relating to Title X funding.
Her remakes caused anger, and she was asked to withdraw them, which she agreed to do.
Jordan Bardella who won a seat in the European Elections last week, has an unlikely background for right-wing French politics. His mother was single mother and Italian immigrant to France. Bardella stood as a candidate of the National Rally who humiliated France’s President Macron in the EU elections.
If Nevada’s Democratic governor signs a bill passed by the state senate Tuesday into law, his state will have moved the National Popular Vote movement six votes closer to effectively nullifying the Electoral College as established in the U.S. Constitution.
As voting is underway in the EU elections the French President Emmanuel Macron has urged voters to vote for pro-EU parties. However in France the French national party led my Marie Le Pen is ahead in the polls.
Macron says nationals are an “existential risk”. Macron’s globalist-progressive La République En Marche is seeking to bring fourth the next stage of the European project, and sees the popularity of right wing anti-EU parties a risk to this vision.
Across Europe Eurosceptic parties are on the rise, and are on course to do well in the European Parliamentary elections.
A progressive poll has suggested the President will fail to be re-elected in 2020 due to slow wage growth.
The poll was conducted be Priorates USA, and is paired by one the Democratic Party’s biggest super-PACs, Priorities USA Action. The group spent $190 million during the 2016 election; and is not seeking to push wage growth as a deciding factor for the 2020 election. However, the group’s own policies favour high immigration and low wages.
The Democrates have done away with the requirement that witnesses declare “so help me God,” when giving evidence to Congress.
Republican lawmakers are quick to attack the new procedures, jumping in every time the phrase is omitted.
“I am a sinner, I make mistakes every single day, but I do think that we could use a little more of God, not less,” Representative Garret Graves of Louisiana earnestly told his colleagues seated around the dais of the House Natural Resources Committee.
Mick Mulvaney, White House acting Chief of Staff has said that it is a little know fact the Trump will privately urge world leaders to take better care of the Christians within their countries, whilst thanking those who already do so.
Mulvaney also said that Trump encourages his staff to be open about their faith, saying that people of all religions should be able to “take their faith and work it into our policies.”
Members of the cast of the hit Netflix show “Queer Eye” have met with lawmakers on Capitol Hill to gain support for the proposed Equality Act. The Equality act would stop discrimination on a basis of gender identity, sex and sexual orientation by expanding the existing Civil Rights Act of 1964.
The cast members met with Democratic House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Dem Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez as well as other high profile Democrats.